John “Jack” Peters, of Redmond, Ore., went to be with his Lord and savior Oct. 29, 2012. He died of a sudden and unexpected heart attack.
Jack was born in Rapid City, S.D. Later the family moved to Montana. Jack spent his childhood on their ranch, riding horses and forming a deep love for animals.
His education began in a two-room schoolhouse on the Indian reservation, where he graduated from eighth grade. The family moved to Meeker, where they ranched and took in hunters. The entire family enjoyed taking part in the Meeker Massacre Pageant every Fourth of July. Jack graduated from Meeker High School, then went on to Mesa State College in Grand Junction, where he earned his associated degree. He then earned a Bachelor of Science and Business degree from Colorado State University.
Jack’s professional life included being a ranch loan officer in Cheyenne, Wyo.; Steamboat Springs; The Dalles, Ore.; and Redmond, Ore.
Jack and his wife, Ala, loved their German shepherd dogs, their country home and their church.
Survivors include his wife, Ala, of Redmond; his mother, Joyce Peters Williams; sister Debera Peters, of Grand Junction; brother Randy, of Rifle; nephews Dustin, Casey, Bradley and Austin; niece Lindsey Peters; Ala’s daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Chris Schreiner, of Bend, Ore.; and numerous relatives in Wyoming and Mississippi.
His father, Robert Peters, and his brother Bill preceded him in death several years ago.
The family requests that any memorial donations to be sent in Jack’s name to the Redmond Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 1404, Redmond, OR 97756.